History Headscratchers / IAmLegend

2nd Feb '16 4:42:52 PM MarchVee
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** The "less than one percent" already had an immunity when the disease broke out, probably from a preexisting genetic trait (they lacked receptor sites, had a certain protein or something that inhibits the activity of the virus, etc.). There are several examples of this in real life. A few people have a genetic immunity to AIDs. Sickle cell anemia providing immunity to malaria is an extreme example. The 10% that got turned into dark seekers may have a similar but less potent trait, one that fights off the virus enough to stay alive, but not enough to destroy it completely and prevent various symptoms. Once the virus is cured, their body can start to repair the damage.

to:

*** The "less than one percent" already had an immunity when the disease broke out, probably from a preexisting genetic trait (they lacked receptor sites, had a certain protein or something that inhibits the activity of the virus, etc.). There are several examples of this in real life. A few people have a genetic immunity to AIDs.[=AIDS=]. Sickle cell anemia providing immunity to malaria is an extreme example. The 10% that got turned into dark seekers may have a similar but less potent trait, one that fights off the virus enough to stay alive, but not enough to destroy it completely and prevent various symptoms. Once the virus is cured, their body can start to repair the damage.



** Since it's a drug created for a patient population working with a limited time frame for medical intervention, it's likely the drug was "fast-tracked." In that situation, the FDA can allow drugs to bypass the more exhaustive testing period if they show promise in early human trials with no serious side effects. It's not generally the rule for most medications, but for populations dealing with chronic or terminal conditions (AIDS, cancer, Parkinson's, etc.), it can and does happen. Once it hit the general patient population (and cancer is no obscure disease), it was probably a matter of time before it began mutating. It's possible that some of the early mutations were harmless and therefore overlooked, which gave it time to become the plague that wiped out humanity.

to:

** Since it's a drug created for a patient population working with a limited time frame for medical intervention, it's likely the drug was "fast-tracked." In that situation, the FDA can allow drugs to bypass the more exhaustive testing period if they show promise in early human trials with no serious side effects. It's not generally the rule for most medications, but for populations dealing with chronic or terminal conditions (AIDS, ([=AIDS=], cancer, Parkinson's, etc.), it can and does happen. Once it hit the general patient population (and cancer is no obscure disease), it was probably a matter of time before it began mutating. It's possible that some of the early mutations were harmless and therefore overlooked, which gave it time to become the plague that wiped out humanity.
18th Apr '15 11:03:55 AM JusticEqualsVengeance
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

** She's just lucky, but attributes it to God.




to:

** I think the point of the vaccine was that Neville wanted to save the immune people, not the infected. Saving the first from the latter once they were cured and didn't attack the others.
13th Mar '15 3:47:43 PM Mantyf
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

*** There do are "still alive" vampires too, even if they are far from common.
24th Nov '13 4:08:53 PM SharleeD
Is there an issue? Send a Message



I'm not buying that the second trap could work. It's setup all wrong, are we supposed to believe that the infected rigged a whole convoluted series of pulleys as well? How is it we can't see any cables yet Will Smith is lifted straight up?
What makes the car teeter off the bridge? Where is the cable from the car?

Completely faked by Hollywood that second trap.

to:

\n** I'm not buying that the second trap could work. It's setup all wrong, are we supposed to believe that the infected rigged a whole convoluted series of pulleys as well? How is it we can't see any cables yet Will Smith is lifted straight up?
*** What makes the car teeter off the bridge? Where is the cable from the car?

car?
***
Completely faked by Hollywood that second trap.
** Presumably Neville's been trapping the infected for some time, periodically capturing new lab specimens as his failed cures prove fatal to them. It's possible that the darkseekers (who are a lot smarter than he thinks) borrowed one of his ''own'' traps that he'd abandoned once they moved to another nest in an attempt to avoid him.
28th Oct '13 9:29:22 AM Orval
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** She mentions that they have been there since noon like the broadcast requested. Given they had been waiting all day they were probably hiding somewhere nearby and not paying full attention which is why it took a moment for her to get there.
22nd Sep '13 10:44:22 AM PlatosAssistant
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

** Those weren't living women outside his house flashing him, etc. Those were basically reanimated corpses. So he'd essentially be wanking off to dead, reanimated zombie!women. I think we can understand why he may consider doing that to be absolutely wrong and disgusting.
6th Aug '13 12:14:29 AM SeanRenaud
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

*** 2015. Your wait is nearly over and oddly enough nearly on time for when the movie predicted it.




to:

** Most people who don't live in New York have no clue about the pumping as is mentioned above. As for it not being particularly defensible and Neville being a military man it's a common misconception that most military people have been trained extensively in combat. A lot of them have very basic training (that's largely forgotten because it's not relevant to their day to day lives) and wouldn't have a particularly great idea on how choose a location. It's entirely possible that Neville thought he had a very good position. It's also possible that as we see in the flash backs that he refused to leave because this was his site and it's really as simple as him being too stubborn to find a better location when his pride demands he stay long after it's stopped making sense.
5th Aug '13 12:00:34 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** IMHO the animals are from [[{{Madagascar}} Central Park Zoo]], so it's more a case of escaped animals rather than ones migrating in. Other observations on this page have established that Manhattan Isalnd had been cut-off and subways would have flooded.

to:

*** IMHO the animals are from [[{{Madagascar}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}} Central Park Zoo]], so it's more a case of escaped animals rather than ones migrating in. Other observations on this page have established that Manhattan Isalnd had been cut-off and subways would have flooded.
4th May '13 11:16:51 PM SeanRenaud
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

** How did they NEVER track him before this? Here's what we know as facts if you watch the movie. He locks up every night like a fort and sleeps in a tub doing his best to stay as quiet as possible. We can hear their howls from RIGHT OUTSIDE. Since they clearly enter homes in search of food (whether this is meant to be humans or just edibles can be debated on if you watched the "Controversial" ending.) They clearly aren't stupid since they can set traps, know to tear down the UV lights instead of fleeing the "sun" and are even communicating (of sorts) with Neville at the end. They found Fort Knox, with cars parked and stadium lighting and just though. "Hmmm. Guess we'll leave this one alone?" I suppose if you stick with the Controversial ending you could almost chalk it up to they actively avoid the place because it's the lair of the beast but that scene of him sleeping doesn't make it sound like they give the place any particular reverence.
This list shows the last 9 events of 9. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Headscratchers.IAmLegend